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Well they -- the few the proud the Marines and for the last 236 years of Marine Corps has been keeping us safe both here and abroad.
Today we -- -- privilege of celebrating the 236 birthday with a few distinguished guests major general Melvin speaks his son.
First -- Melvin speaks the third known as MG right.
Along with several other members of the US Marine Corps welcome to all of you.
I -- this tradition it's hard to believe that another year has gone by but here we are at 200 and.
36 yes what does it mean for you.
For me it's to be part of an incredible institution has a legacy as long as our country and one that is committed to.
The security of our nation so it's it's just wonderful thing to be a part of.
First lieutenant and that you just returned home from Afghanistan.
You were there more than a year now only about 78 months and eight months what was it about -- -- decision to join the military was that your father.
-- was your own personal usage.
It was a personal decision my mentor lieutenant colonel Paul -- he -- as -- former company commander in Beirut.
He told me about the -- -- program my sister was in Iraq at that time serving in combat zone.
Everything -- -- kind of clicked at the right time it felt like the right thing that you haven't looked -- sense.
I want to talk about how the process works here because there is protocol perhaps -- yes describe for me the protocol.
Okay as we cut the cake what we will do is provide the first piece to -- this morning in recognition of service and experience.
The second piece will be passed from the oldest to the youngest has.
Symbolism of passing on experience wisdom and leadership from one generation to the next all right -- Would you do the -- absolutely I'm gonna stand on the side because I don't want to interrupt the process here.
And your role as.
And home -- Okay didn't.
We think of everything and so the first case is gonna go -- to -- Lieutenant colonel.
With Smith who is.
Commanding officer third battalion 24 Marines.
How does it taste it does 7:27.
In the morning.
Phoenix that got me let me a good idea and the second piece we'll go to.
Lance corporal -- -- Who's the youngest here yes.
Now is the youngest and age or youngest in service time youngest -- H.
And you have to take a bite to honor the I know it's early but.
-- and then how does it go from there.
As far as it that's just a part of the -- that's -- -- -- today again absolutely aren't what a pleasure to meet all of you this morning thank you so much for bringing your celebration to FOX & Friends.
Great -- you thank you for having us.
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